Over the last week or so, the weather has been amazing, even by Okinawan standards. Hot, clear, blue and turquoise, then red as the sun goes down.
But the work must go on. There are many small but not unimportant jobs to do.
An interesting side effect of this job is that I rasp off the print of my right hand forefinger. This means that I can not log into my iPhone nor iPad using touch ID. It no longer recognizes my fingerprint. I am sure that it will grow back.
You may remember that Miyagi san offered to tie the eye splices in the halyards.
I have also mentioned the reefing system in a previous post. https://quietripple.wordpress.com/2018/08/21/fiddly-stuff/
Before raising the mast, I have to ensure that all the blocks, shackles, sheets, halyards, shrouds, lifts are correctly in place. If I get it wrong then I will have to lower the mast again to re-adjust. No great mischief, but you would like to get it right first time.
I attach the blocks at the base of the tabernacle.
All of this is in low 30s heat. I sweat.